Chris Brown and The Game have paid their respects to rising rapper Michael 'frogg' Reshard, Jr. who was shot dead on Wednesday (27Mar13).

Reports suggest Reshard, Jr. was gunned down in Los Angeles, and a slew of musicians have taken to social network sites to pay tribute.

The Game has posted a picture of his pal on his Instagram page and reveals he last saw his friend earlier this week (begs25Mar13).

He writes, "R.I.P to my lil homie... Lil Frogg! Just seen you yesterday... I sware (sic) life throws the most unexpected blows... There are no words that could ever express how I feel right now... So I'm not going to express how I feel.

"I'm over here in tears man... Nothing has hit me this hard in a minute! Devastated! I'm in f**king pieces! I love you lil bro... See you on the other side."

Chris Brown declared on his page, "Rip to the homie Frogg! Real n**ga. Love my n**ga! Gotta (sic) stop the street violence! It's pointless."

R&B star Ray J added, "RIP Frog! He was a good dude!"

Reshard, Jr. is survived by seven young children.